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Care of the plant Bupleurum fruticosum or Shrubby hare's-ear.

Care of the shrub Bupleurum fruticosum or Shrubby hare's-ear

The genus Bupleurum, family Apiaceae, comprises 200 species of herbaceous plants and shrubs native to the Northern Hemisphere (the vast majority). Some species are: Bupleurum fruticosum, Bupleurum montanum, Bupleurum salicifolium, Bupleurum elatum, Bupleurum odontites, Bupleurum gibraltarium, Bupleurum lancifolium, Bupleurum baldense.

Common name: Shrubby hare's-ear. This species is native to the Mediterranean region.

They are perennial shrubs of rounded shape with shiny leathery oblong leaves; they reach 1.5 meters (4.92 feet) in height. The yellow flowers appear in umbels and bloom in spring and summer.

They are used to form hedges and for Mediterranean-type beds. They have medicinal properties against coughs (fruits and roots).

Bupleurum fruticosum needs full sun or semi-shade exposure. They resist pollution from cities and proximity to the sea.

The soil has to be well drained and contain organic matter.

Always water moderately, waiting for the soil to dry out; they are very resistant to drought.

Prune lightly in early spring.

They are very rustic plants and resistant to pests and diseases.

They propagate by seeds sown in spring or by semi-woody cuttings in late summer.

Images of the shrub Bupleurum fruticosum or Shrubby hare's-ear

Bupleurum fruticosum
Bupleurum fruticosum
Bupleurum gibraltarium
Bupleurum gibraltarium
Bupleurum montanum
Bupleurum montanum